Because I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand
B.B. King – Blues Man (1998) Universal Music Inc.
The Blues is becoming a major subject area of study and exploration for me this month. I make it a special point to browse the music section of the magazine racks at Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc. every chance I get.
I discovered a real gem of a specialty publication today at Barnes & Noble. Guitarist Magazine from the United Kingdom has put together a 250+ page high gloss, coffee table size publication entitled, Blues Guitar Heroes. The world’s greatest blues guitar players are featured with lots of insightful perspectives. It’s a real strong issue with past and present (2010) interviews/profiles of 54 blues guitarists. The newstand price is $19.99 for the import magazine, well worth the price for the value of the collected and sorted information.
The chapter breakout is as follows….
Chapter One: Story of the Blues
Chapter Two: Interviews & Profiles ( I have seen 19 of those 54 blues guitarists perform live.)
Chapter Three: A Short History of Slide Guitar
Chapter Four: Top 40 Blues Guitarists (I’m proud to say I have seen 10 of those 40 blues guitarists.)
Chapter Five: Ten Classic Blues Guitars (Beautifully photographed in color).
If you are a serious blues music fan or collector you must get this magazine to enhance your knowledge of the blues. It’s a definitive source about blues, the musicians, its history and the guitar its played upon.